Pinning cutting boards for glue ups

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Forum topic by AandCstyle posted 03-22-2012 02:06 AM 986 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2012 02:06 AM

I have seen a few references to people using a pin nailer to prevent a glue up from sliding around while the glue sets. As I understand it, a pin is nailed into one side leaving it about 1/4 inch proud, the glue is applied then a clamp is used to squeeze the 2 parts together. Obviously, alignment during the last part is critical.

My questions are:
1. Is this really a good way to hasten the gluing process? Is it more trouble than it is worth?
2. Do I have the procedure correct?
3. Do people use an 18G brad and cut the head off or use a 23G pin?
4. If this isn’t the correct forum, which one is?

TIA for all comments and suggestions.
A&C Style

-- Art

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 02:26 AM

Probably a good post for the Skill Share Forum.

I havent used a pin nailer for cutting board glue ups. I simply put the pieces in clamps. I usually use the Bessey K body clamps.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 02:29 AM

Try “woodworking skill sharing”forum : )

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#3 posted 03-22-2012 03:11 AM

When I make glueups for cutting boards or panels, I get the best alignment I can as I clamp but don’t agonize if something is a little off. When the glue dries, a couple of passes thru the planer makes everything fine.

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#4 posted 03-22-2012 11:58 AM

Thanks, I will post on the Skill Sharing forum.

-- Art

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